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>> 1:00 p.m. in the french capital. you are watching "france 24." i am melissa bell. the headlines. salah abdeslam is back in france. the key suspect of the paris attack arrives back on french soil just after not clock a.m., five point five months after the killings in which 130 people died. the race for the republican nomination is over, says donald
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trump, after his clean sweep in five primaries. he is now the -- he says he is now the subject nominee. hillary clinton takes for states , putting clearwater between herself and bernie sanders. the countdown begins to the real games. go, the days to country says it will be ready. and finding out how i drop in iphone sales wiped almost $50 billion off the value of apple. big ben prepares for a facelift. will undergoll repairs to its crumbling clocktower.
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melissa: sulla of the first time back inlah abdeslam is paris. he was handed over by belgian authorities just after 9:00 a.m. this morning. he spent four months on the run before being captured in march in a brussels -- in brussels, where he faced several weeks of the march 22fter attacks come in which he is also believed to have played a key part. here's a look back at the man four -- for the last for the less 5.5 months, france's most wanted. >> back to the scene of the crime, salah abdeslam arrived back in paris. when it five months after the attacks in paris that killed more than 130 people and injured hundreds more, salah abdeslam
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was extradited from belgium, where he had been indicted on march 18. since then, he has been behind by belgianioned prosecutors, and has admitted to playing an organizational role in the terror attacks of november 13. authorities believe two days before the attacks, he checked into this hotel on the outskirts the car before renting in which he is thought to have to thebombers destination where they detonated their explosives. possibly carryto out his own suicide attack, but andead he bought a sink our a phone and called friends in brussels, asking them to pick him up. suburbsheaded to paris' . his friends drove him back to belgium. their car was briefly stopped at the border, where police checked his id but allowed him to continue through to belgium. his friends were arrested hours
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later. salah abdeslam was already on the run. authorities picked up his tracks in january, thanks to dna traces in an apartment in brussels. a sign that the attacker was still in europe. more than 100 house searches were carried out over the following weeks before salah abdeslam was eventually found in his home district of mozambique. melissa: for more, we go to a and an expert on constitutional law. thank you for being with us this morning. with this return to french soil of salah abdeslam, the key suspect that was still on the run after the paris attacks, it is a legal part of the story that now begins. a part that many people did not think would take place. for a long time we thought he was in cereal or would never be caught. that being the case, whether
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he would go missing or be killed or not be identified -- it seems he had cold feet and went to belgium. they arrested him. they were going to transfer him to france, expecting him by decision on march 21. then they decided they wanted to talk to him with respect to the airport and metro attacks in brussels. he is finally transferred to france, and it is the beginning ,f a very lengthy investigation with a huge number of parties ,nvolved, including the victims and he will be presented, he is probably being presented at this for a moment to the investigating magistrates who are in charge of the investigation. he is going to begin in the charges that are held against him, and he is going to be afforded the first opportunity to speak. if he chooses to do so -- and we know now that he is with his
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french lawyer, who is going to sit him through the many years of criminal procedure. melissa: you mentioned many years. the french legal system has particularly already's from other systems. peculiarities from other systems. will we be able to hear from him directly in public at any point? possibility he would speak in public. for one thing, he has been placed in custody. he may challenge that placement in custody. that will likely be repealed. he is going to be placed in isolation. that means he will have no contact whatsoever with other detainees. that was decided by the director of the prison. reallyolation can last
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as long as he is in jail. ,he normal rule is up to a year exceptional circumstances, and it can go beyond the year. that means no interaction with anyone else, no access to the activities with other detainees. he has to be given the right to walk in a small courtyard but always on his own. so we will not hear from him directly at all. he will be interviewed many, many, many times by the french magistrate, who will also be interviewing all the victims and all the witnesses, and trying to identify what happened and who was involved. melissa: so things will filter out even if they do not come from the man himself. will any part of the proceedings be public at all, or will all of it happened behind closed doors until he sentences handed down? stephane: this will happen until
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a judge magistrate decides they are done with the investigation, and they have identified the fact that they responsibilities. at that state, they will issue a special order, which transfers the entirety of the file of all the testimony, of all the documents, to the highest french criminal court. that court, through a hearing, victims will be able to determine whether he is guilty to speak,will be up and they will determine whether he is guilty or not and pass sentence. melissa: legal proceedings begin in earnest today, since it was only this morning that salah abdeslam was handed over to french authorities. handed over by belgian authorities. our correspondent -- we now know
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who is representing him here in france. one gets the sense that the man who had represented him in belgium was rather pleased to see the back of him. indeed, he spoke very openly, in fact, to the french newspaper, and said he was relieved to pass the baton to the french well-known, high-profile lawyer, who will defend salah abdeslam in france. the 42-year-old belgian lawyer, who is known here for representing members of the mafia and drug traffickers and also members of sharia for belgium -- he compared salah abdeslam to an empty ashtrays. he also said if he had known about the brussels attacks, he would never have represented
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salah abdeslam, because people have been treating him in belgium as if he was salah abdeslam himself. he has been verbally abused, attacked on the streets, and even his daughters had to be escorted to school with belgian police in case they were attacked. they are just five and six years old. a file on salah abdeslam is very complicated. it was 85,000 pages long, all handwritten. he could not even photocopy any of it. he said he only had very few occasions to speak face-to-face with salah abdeslam because he was in a high-security prison. relieved to see him passed on, although he will still have to play a role because, of course, the belgian athorities plan to ask him number of questions here in belgium. they charged him with intent to murder -- with attempted murder.
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days before his capture, police believe that --dam -- that salah abdeslam it was during a raid where they found the think prints of salah abdeslam, and that led to his capture when they captured him alive in brussels. we have some sense of his state of mind since we heard from his belgian lawyer, now his french lawyer, a broken man, a man in depth of despair. >> indeed, but very much willing to cooperate. there is a feeling that has been by both his lawyers here in belgium and in france. as well, we have echoes from his brother, who said he was willing to cooperate and that he sounds like he backed off the attack because he did not want to harm any victims. all of that will have to be released, all of that, what was
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going on in his head, and where he was. in effect, all of europe was trying to catch him. that will be released during his lengthy trial in france. thank you for joining us on this date that salah abdeslam was finally handed over to justice. this after many weeks of questioning by belgian authorities for his alleged role in the brussels attacks of march 22. news, the presumptive nominee of the republican party is donald trump, the front runner in the race speaking at night.tower last delaware, maryland, and pennsylvania. on the side of the democrats, hillary clinton took four states , putting more space between herself and her rival, bernie sanders. >> it was a strong showing for the front runners in both primaries as each edged toward the nomination.
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hillary clinton won four of the five races tuesday, losing only rhode island to senator bernie sanders. she said she was the candidate to unify the democrats and the country. we will unifyn: our party to win this election and build an america where we can all rise together. an america where we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down. with her wins in pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, and connecticut, clinton has 2137 delegates, just 242 short of the number required to secure the party nomination. donald trump also had a good ,ight, sweeping all five states comfortably beating his remaining two rivals, ted cruz and john kasich. he said he was the only possible republican choice for president. consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely. [applause]
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cruz and governor kasich -- we are going to beat hillary clinton. >> the billionaire reality tv star now stands at 950 delegates , needing 287 more to get the nomination. many in the republican establishment have been calling for a push at the party convention to prevent him from being nominated. tuesday's results leave little room from her new verse for such efforts. melissa: in other news, the olympic flame is its way to brazil after being taken through a refugee camp in athens yesterday by a refugee. the olympic committee wanted to pay tribute to the milling -- the millions of migrants making their way to europe, this even as a group of refugees is compared to compete at the olympic games in rio. as the flame is to arrive in brussels today, the countdown
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has begun. 100 days until the games start. brazil says it is almost ready for the games, a kickoff on august 5. officials say it will be done in plenty of time. more worry, though, the context being political and economic. our political correspondent joins us. >> authorities here are scrambling to be ready on time. the infrastructure workers are still lagging by schedule. in the city that has the fourth worst traffic and just in the world, that is a serious problem. one of the big infrastructure projects is a metro line extension that will be bringing people to the venue from other parts of the city. that is still not finished. part of a new coastal bike path that led people dead last week, it had some things that -- there are also lingering concerns over the zika virus, and of course the
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ongoing impeachment process against president dilma rousseff, which means she might not make it to the opening ceremony. but there is a silver lining amid the turmoil. organizers say the venues themselves are 98% ready, although the track still has to be laid at the velodrome. so brazil is in the finishing line, but authorities here put off questions whether they will be a will to deliver a smooth, trouble-free elevators that everyone is hoping for. melissa: a look now at business news. stephen carroll is here. controversy attention around brexit, with a referendum coming up is one of the big stories. we heard from barack obama a few days ago about what might happen if they decide to go down the road to brexit. stephen: the economic think tank says if britain leaves the european union, it would amount to a tax imposed on generations to come.
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it would damage trade, foreign investment, and productivity in britain. it says other european countries would suffer, too. month plus salary lost by 2020. that is what the oecd says britain stands to lose if they leave the european union. the aftershock of a breakaway with eu would also hamper growth of the continent and the block's future comes into question. secretary-general says britain would flourish in the case of a brexit, that it was sure thinking. >> supporters of brexit actually argue that the u.k. would achieve a more liberal trade regime than it enjoys now. this is a delusion. the brexit tax just gets bigger.
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upside forconomic the u.k. whatsoever. the only question is where on the spectrum of possible losses the outcome winds up. the oecd joins the international monetary g20 and cautioning against the brexit. this month the british finance ministry warns the country would be permanently poorer if it left the block. london,ent visit to barack obama also weighed in on the debate, saying that britain would move back on trade talks with washington in the event of brexit. -- the view is also being characterized at -- a now i what is happening. stephen: a very subdued day on european trading. investors are looking to a
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meeting of the federal reserve wrapping up in washington today. in london, we saw a jump earlier in in trading in barclays shares, 25% in pretax profits and formal. that was a picture on the short term in the market. melissa: now a look at consumers. they are to be falling out of love with the iphone. stephen: for the first time since 2007, sales have fallen. apple sells almost 10 million fewer cells so that's fewer phones. the decline pulled apple's overall revenue down for the first time in 13 years. the news wipes $48 billion off the value of the company as shares plunged in after-hours trading. nicholas rushworth reports. nicholas co. apple growth hits the wall. the country has posted its first ever decline in iphone sales since it was launched in 2007. fewer people are opting for the latest model.
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company sold 50.2 million iphones during the first three months of the year. that was down from system 1.2 million per year ago. investors fear apple may have inked with no new products the lifeline. >> it does not look like there is anything that would drive significant growth for apple from here. as they have been behaving. if they came out with a breakthrough product price, then you might see a change, particularly if it is different than the other smartphone makers. could theory is that this be a blip for apple's smartphone business ahead of the launch of the iphone 7. their argument is that demand is --ding in the high he china, the second-largest
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market, sales tumbled by a quarter year on year. overallres me that company revenues have fallen to the first time in 30 years. ceo tim cook, in response, was upbeat saying this, too shall pass. apple is doing well in one area. revenues such as services like -- apple pay has gone up 20%. melissa: finally, a word on an institution coming to an end in paris. isphen: the new york times to close the headquarters in paris of its international edition. be moved or asked. $15 million, mostly in severance packages. the international edition has been based in paris since 1967. melissa: they are gone, but we stay. thank you very much, stephen carroll. let's see what is making
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headlines in the press review now. here.ce villeminot is good morning, florence. we heard the verdict yesterday, which was looking into twice 19 -- ears later, flo: the jury ruled that the victims had been unlawfully killed, and not only that, but the catalog of failings by police and ambulance services contributed to their deaths. a huge story in the british papers. check out the front page of "the guardian today. you can see after 27 years, justice. this is really a gist of what you're seeing in the british papers. that photo, taken outside the court, after the verdict, you can see the victims families singing in celebration. they were moving seems -- they were moving scenes and the wake effort.
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melissa: we have been trying to change the narrative that was given, reports over the 27 years. flo: that is what police put forward at the time, somewhat of a smear campaign in many papers as well. the independence has a final reckoning for one man in particular. this is the match commander, the former chief superintendent, david that can feel. "ccording to "the independent, he demanded -- you can see lady justice wrapping the police by ollar.ller -- by the calle verdicthat the unlawful points out that policing these days is very different. it is much more transparent and accountable. melissa: it is a huge news story or there is one newspaper that
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is notable by its silence on it. flo: that is "the sun," which has decided to focus on prime minister david cameron. what is interesting is that "the who is boycotted by many accuse the son of participating in a smear campaign. this guy tweeted two front pages of "the sun." the one on the right is today's front page, focusing on the minister. the one on the left, one of its infamous front pages from 1989. they are talking about the truth, claiming that some of the fans pick pocketed victims, , clearly participating in the smear campaign. another paper owned by rupert murdoch, "the times" -- there is no mention of the hillsboro verdict. you have to pay all the way to page 10. but "the times" issued a second
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edition. in both versions, you can see in the end it talks about the verdict. at the very top, it says at the end, and to smear and lives. it looks like they had to rethink their positions on -- melissa: we were talking about this a great deal yesterday, the building of these australian submarines. flo: a huge contract. there is a business paper called the contract of the century, $50 billion, so some 34 billion euros. a historic deal which is really being celebrated by many french papers because it is good for morale. there has not been a lot of good news recently, especially on the job creation front. this will create perhaps thousands of jobs. lots of people are celebrity. they beat their rivals in japan. melissa: what is it about french submarines?
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flo: according to many papers, the barracuda attack submarine is a technological jewel. it is faster, quieter, better and into also to radar etc.. that is why we want that in the end. if you take a look at the left-leaning paper, they talk lab. the navy it is amazing that this mega military contract was carried out by a left-wing government. it is strange, the current socialist government is so good at selling weapons. and the best, in fact, in recent years. it seems quite cynical. if we had a choice, we would rather have something that is good for humanity. melissa: what about the other piece of good news on french employment? another piece of rare good news. flo: that's right, on employment went down last month.
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there was a pleasant surprise from march, so on employment went down 1.7% last month. the paper says it was a significant drop in unemployment , celebrating this news as well. we are kind offft#?ú?ú?ú?ú?a@ibq
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